Santa Monica based Rock Paper Scissors have announced that editor Haines Hall has joined their roster for representation in the US. 

The move marks a reunion between Angus Wall and Haines. The two have maintained a long-standing friendship since they began their film careers together at the fabled Propaganda Films—eventually co-editing Mike Mills’ debut indie feature, Thumbsucker

“Haines and I both worked in the vault at Propaganda Films back in the day, so we have always been bound by that experience, as well as cutting Thumbsucker together” said Angus Wall.  “Haines is a genuine friend, a great soul, and a phenomenally talented human; it’s going to be great seeing him every day and feeling the energy he will bring to the RPS family.”

“RPS has always been so forward-looking about our business,” said Haines. “They’ve developed incredible editors and have extended that to a world-class VFX company in a52, a high profile design studio in Elastic, and now developing and defining the world of entertainment with MakeMake. I can’t wait to build off that energy.”

Haines, whose commercial collaborators include directors such as Mike Mills, Spike Jonze, Craig Gillespie, Speck/Gordon, and Fredrik Bond—as well as luminaries Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, and Terrence Malik—has edited some of the world’s most celebrated commercials for Nike, Adidas, Facebook, Apple, Got Milk, Miller Lite, and Volkswagen.  

Outside of advertising, Haines formed another lifelong working friendship with contemporary artist Doug Aitken, editing many of his multi-screen video installations and working on the high-profile Station To Station tour, memorializing clips from the tour into a feature documentary that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Haines found his way to Los Angeles for a stint as an office runner on Seinfeld upon graduating from San Francisco State University. Before Rock Paper Scissors, Haines spent 24 years as part of the Spot Welders roster.